Go with the flow of the river Danube, which winds its way 180 kilometres downstream, from Passau at the German border to the small Austrian village of Grein. The landscapes and riverscapes of the Upper Austrian Danube Region are incredibly diverse, making the region perfect for exploring nature. But ditch the well-trodden tourist paths and try to find the hidden corners that tell the real stories instead. The secrets to those lie with the people who live and work here. Luckily, they are more than happy to welcome you.
The Upper Austrian Danube Region is inevitably shaped by the river, and so are its people. Accustomed to constant flux, the locals make for excellent hosts and readily embrace outsiders who’ve come to experience the region and what it has to offer.
Farmers, craftsmen and small businesses are waiting to show you around and tell you more about the place they call home. Dive in and experience the region’s culture, customs and culinary delights with the people who live here.
The Upper Austrian Danube region thrives on its authentic inhabitants, who fully immerse themselves in their role as host. You’ll notice the welcoming atmosphere as soon as you enter a typical tavern or one of the cosy beer gardens.
But it’s not just the taverns and inns. Chocolatiers, confectioners, bakers, beekeepers, butchers, cheesemakers and many more use regional products to create both traditional and innovative culinary experiences. Many organic-certified farms and producers sell their products straight out of their shops — no middlemen necessary. From the vegetable growers who bring heirloom varieties back to life to the chefs who prepare regional dishes for their guests — the people appreciate traditions but are always open to innovation.